Park Ji-won, who has only 12 World Cup gold medals, gets the crystal glove!

Starting this season, Park Ji-won (27, Seoul City Hall), the star of men’s short track speed skating, will receive the ‘Crystal Globe’, a trophy awarded to the first place in the individual world cup rankings by the International Skating Union (ISU).

Park Ji-won won the men’s 1500m final at the 6th ISU Short Track World Cup 2022-2023 season held in Dordrecht, Netherlands on the 11th (Korean time) with a record of 2:17:200. This is her 12th gold medal in the World Cup this season and her 8th gold medal in the individual event. In addition, by gaining 968 ranking points this season, the gap with the메이저놀이터 second place was widened to more than 300 points until the point where two individual events were left, confirming No. 1 in the rankings. 100 points are awarded for a gold medal, 80 points for a silver medal, and 60 points for a bronze medal in the World Cup Series individual events.

Park Ji-won won the overall championship in the World Cup series in the 2019-2020 season and emerged as a rising star in men’s short track speed skating. Because of the high score in the selection process for the 2022 Beijing Winter Olympics, it received less attention than Kwak Yun-gi (Goyang City Hall), Hwang Dae-heon (Gangwon-do Office), and Lee Jun-seo (Seongnam City Hall), but it was early on with stable cornering and explosive out-course overtaking ability. rated as world-class.

In particular, he is showing off his excellent management skills in mid-long distance events such as 1000m and 1500m. All eight individual gold medals he won this season were won in the 1000m and 1500m. In an interview with ISU after the match, Park Ji-won said, “I know that I am one of the best skaters, and I am happy to prove it here. said.

Lee Dong-hyun (19, Uijeongbu Kwangdong High School), who competed with Park Ji-won, also won a silver medal with a time of 2:17:310. She followed Park Ji-won, who took the lead, and rose to second place, completely blocking the in-course overtaking of other skaters, proving that she is the future of Korean short track speed skating. Lee Dong-hyun’s silver medal this time added meaning as it was his first medal in the senior competition’s individual event.

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